Friday, September 30, 2016

Birchbox | September 2016

This month's Birchbox is all about multi-tasking products to help get you through your to-do list this fall. Now that I am a little late on posting this, I can give a little review on the things I've tried.

This little can of Avene Thermal Spring Water is going straight to the gym bag. I don't think I would have ever purchased spring water mist for myself, but I got to say it's pretty refreshing.

I had no idea what type of product the R+Co Analog Cleansing Foam Conditioner was. At first, I thought it was like a dry shampoo-but conditioner. Then, I thought it was a mousse-like leave-in conditioner. Finally, I realized it is used just as a regular conditioner! Good thing I didn't put it on dry hair...Glad I figured out what it was for as it's a new favourite. It's a mousse consistency that you apply in the shower and rinse out. My hair recently has felt a bit oily and flat at the roots, and this is the perfect product to condition your hair but give it volume. It gives my hair a just tousled look.

I never ended up trying Bioderma Sensible H20 during it's peak hype in what 2012? I probably should have as I used up this little sample. I used it as a toner/remove the last bit of make-up step and loved how gentle it was.

Highlighting products are something I'll never get tired of. I do prefer the more natural ones-but it still has to glow. I have been using the Milk Makeup Highlighter non-stop since opening up this BB. Love the consistency and effect.

Okay, I didn't give this LOC Ultra-Gloss Lip Pencil in Cherry Bomb. I feel like I keep getting different shades of these, but I'm not much of a glossy lip girl.

What did you get in this month's BB?


Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Andalou Naturals Illuminating Toner and Luminous Eye Serum

I can't walk out of a Whole Foods without beauty products. And plants. I ran out of a couple of my skincare staples, toner and eye cream, and decided to try out the brightening range from Andalou Naturals, the Illuminating Toner and Luminous Eye Serum. I have tried many things from the line and am currently using a coconut water day cream from them as well. I wasn't expecting any results, just maintaining status quo; however, I am really finding my skin to be so much more bright and healthy looking. This summer, I was hard on my skin between beach days and long hours in front of a computer. The clementine scent is so nice after a long day of either extreme outdoors or indoors.

Do you purchase beauty products at Whole Foods?

Monday, September 5, 2016

Nars Nordstrom's Best Cheek Palette

Nars blushes are just all the heart-eye emojis. Wrap them up in one sleek palette, and I'm sold. Last year, I picked up the Blame It On The Nars palette from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, and this year, I scored this number. I have to agree with the name, Nordstrom really does have the best Nars blush sets!

This palette features six shades, 4 blushes, a highlight, and a bronzer. The old standbys Orgasm and Laguna, of course, as well as Albatross. I haven't tried Albatross before, so I was super excited to give that glowy, golden highlight a go, and I love it. Deep Throat, Luster, and Desire are other well-known Nars blushes that I was dying to try. If you have a ton of Nars singles or other palettes, you may find this one has too many repeats, but if you are missing a few of these cult classics, or just want them all in one place-this palette is a must. If you missed this one, be sure to check out Nordstrom's beauty department, especially during sales or holidays. I am always so tempted by all their sets and exclusives.

Are you a lover of Nars blushes?